Yearly Archives: 2013

THN-Equinix to Add Singapore Data Center

Posted on December 29, 2013 at 9:51 am

(The Hosting News) – A new data center is in the mix for colo provider Equinix, the company revealed Wednesday.

Designated an “International Business Exchange” facility, the location is near a current company data center in Singapore.

“Singapore is growing in importance as a cloud hub for the region. Global and multinational companies have seen Singapore as a gateway for diverse connectivity to the other Asia Pacific markets,” commented Equinix managing director for South Asia Clement Goh via a press release.

The new location is expected for launch in the latter half of next year.

Source: Equinix to Add Singapore Data Center

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THN-Fixing Trouble with cPanel Port Access

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 1:10 pm

To access cPanel’s web-based control panel, you will need to access a non-standard port. The default cPanel port is 2082 for unencrypted connections and 2083 for encrypted. You do not have to append this port number to your URL, as your normal cPanel URL ( should redirect to it. In some cases, however, it may not work. In the event that it does not work, there are a few possible causes.

1. Your firewall is blocking it. This is the easiest to fix. If your firewall blocks cPanel’s port, all you have to do is open that port and proceed as normal.

2. Your ISP is blocking it. This is a bit more difficult. If your ISP is blocking cPanel’s port, you may need to find an alternative method of accessing it. Depending on your web host and the configuration it offers, you should be able to use an alternative URL to access cPanel through port 80 (the standard web port).

3. Your office is blocking it. If you run the office, you should be able to unblock it rather easily. If you do not and you can still justify using your cPanel installation during work hours, you should talk with your supervisor about getting it unblocked.

If you are still not able to access cPanel, you may have to use SSH tunneling, a proxy, or a VPN to access your website’s control panel. You can find free and premium options for all of these solutions.

Source: Fixing Trouble with cPanel Port Access

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THN-IBM And Telkom Indonesia Join Hands To Provide Smarter Data Center Services

Posted on December 23, 2013 at 2:37 pm

IBM today announced that it has signed an agreement with Telkom Indonesia (through its affiliate telkomsigma) to build a data center together and provide data center operations services in the country. This collaboration is expected to address the needs of organizations across industries inIndonesia for data center solutions, supported by reliable communication networks.

Source: IBM And Telkom Indonesia Join Hands To Provide Smarter Data Center Services

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Posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that the following executives will participate in these upcoming investor events:

Source: Executives To Participate In Upcoming Investor Events

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THN-Compila Ltd Now Offering Comprehensive VPS Hosting Plans For Businesses That Have Outgrown Their Shared Hosting

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Compila Ltd. presently offers its VPS hosting starter pack at only amp;pound;11.99 per month. This package includes use of 1 dedicated VCPU, guaranteed 1GB of RAM and 20GB of hard drive, a monthly 500GB bandwidth allowance, and a SolusVM management panel.

Source: Compila Ltd Now Offering Comprehensive VPS Hosting Plans For Businesses That Have Outgrown Their Shared Hosting

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THN-DDoS Attacks On SCADA To Become More Frequent And Robust In 2013

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

DDoS attacks have become a highly popular means of protest in recent years. In January 2013, the hacker group Anonymous submitted a petition to the White House\’s quot;We the Peoplequot; Web site, requesting President Obama to recognize DDoS attacks as a legal form of protest.

Source: DDoS Attacks On SCADA To Become More Frequent And Robust In 2013

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THN-Nirvanix Appoints CEO

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm

(The Hosting News) – Nirvanix, the leader in enterprise cloud storage, announced today the appointment of Debra Chrapaty, as its Chief Executive Officer, effective April 2013, at which time Dru Borden will remain a part of the Nirvanix leadership team as Senior Vice President of Planning & Development and remain as a board member. Chrapaty will also remain executive chairwoman of the board, an appointment that was made in November 2012 in conjunction with Khosla Ventures and Intel Capital becoming the lead investors of the company.

Chrapaty joins Nirvanix after a highly successful career at Zynga as CIO, where she oversaw their infrastructure design, technical and support operations as they developed games for millions of people. Before Zynga, Chrapaty was the senior vice president of Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group. At Cisco she oversaw the design and development of Cisco’s collaboration services. She has also worked at Microsoft as a Corporate Vice President and was President and COO of E*TRADE Technologies. She graduated with a degree in economics from Temple University and received her MBA in Information Technology from New York University.

“Being a technology visionary, services guru and innovative infrastructure architect makes Debra the ideal leader to continue to build Nirvanix,” said Vinod Khosla, founding partner of Khosla Ventures. “Nirvanix continues to meet the challenge of storing large amounts of video and multi-media data in the cloud and is poised to offer a more expansive set of cloud services. Managing the complexity of cloud services is getting harder not easier, and Nirvanix has the opportunity to help businesses solve this technical challenge.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the future direction at Nirvanix. I believe there is room for innovation in the enterprise storage market. Nirvanix is already ahead of the game and differentiating services and gaining traction against some of the storage goliaths. Having built and run some of the industry’s largest cloud environments, I know the importance of secure, available, cost efficient infrastructure and storage. Now we have the chance to build a truly differentiated cloud offering and pass that value on to our enterprise customers. That’s exciting for me and, more important, for the industry,” Debra Chrapaty said.

David Weiden, Khosla Ventures and Nirvanix board member added, “I have worked with Debra for years, and she is the dream executive to lead Nirvanix. I want to thank Dru Borden for his leadership at Nirvanix and I am thrilled that we will all continue to work together. As Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development, he will lead strategy, business and product development.”

About Nirvanix

Nirvanix is a leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services. The company offers cloud storage solutions designed specifically for customers with security, reliability and redundancy requirements. Nirvanix Cloud Storage solutions are specifically built from the ground up to meet or exceed those enterprise requirements – for the largest media & entertainment companies, financial institutions and technology bellwethers – companies who would be losing millions of dollars for every hour of downtime. Nirvanix has global customers accessing its Cloud Storage Network, from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.

For more information visit and follow Nirvanix on Twitter.

Source: Nirvanix Appoints CEO

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THN-Seo4anyone Expands Outside Florida Market

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

(The Hosting News) – Seo4anyone, one of Miami’s best search engine optimization companies, is now providing traditional marketing agencies and other specialty marketing agencies with its white label services reseller program for online marketing. By offering these services, the company aims to diversify their risk by providing their services to other agencies who otherwise would be considered competitors.

Being one of the most reliable SEO companies in Miami, Florida, seo4anyone focuses on creating the highest quality content for their customers’ websites and helps to share and promote that content virally on the social media sites.

Company spokesperson Matt Silvers states, “With our white label SEO reseller services, agencies can now offer their clients the best interactive marketing solutions at an affordable cost. This helps agencies become a one-stop shop for their clients’ online marketing needs. Now these smaller agencies can compete and win against other larger firms.”

“Our client services team comprises not only the best SEO experts in Florida, but also some really talented young writers and social media experts. We provide our white label partners ongoing training for their sales team so they can more effectively bundle online marketing projects. In today’s economy, instead of asking for more budget, marketing agencies need to help customers re-allocate their existing budgets and focus on high value ROI projects”, added Silvers.

Among the many SEO resellers in the marketplace, seo4anyoe provides some of the highest profit sharing commissions. Depending on which team handles the direct client project management duties, commissions can range as high as 20% of the gross monthly retainer.

Seo4anyone is able to scale this white label service thanks to their deep relationships with the local universities in South Florida. Seo4anyone has guest lectured at the University of Miami two times in the past year and offers both internships and full time jobs to inspired marketers.

About the Company:

Seo4anyone is a full service internet marketing agency based in Miami, Florida. They work with local small businesses as well as large multinational companies. The company specializes in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click Management (PPC), Social Media Marketing (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn), Website Optimization & Conversation Testing (A/B Testing), and E-Commerce Website Design & Development.

Source: Seo4anyone Expands Outside Florida Market

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THN-Equinix & NetApp Unveil NetApp Private Storage

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm

(The Hosting News) – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced availability of NetApp Private Storage for AWS in Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX ®) data centers where AWS Direct Connect is deployed including the United States and Asia. The new solution enables organizations to leverage on-demand cloud compute services while retaining full control of their data; data remains secure on a private NetApp storage array.

NetApp Private Storage for AWS allows organizations to balance private and public cloud resources to best meet their business needs. This enables companies to maintain control of their data, comply with the most stringent privacy and security standards, and deliver sub-5ms performance.

Highlights/Key Facts

  • Customers with heavy storage and compute needs can now combine NetApp Private Storage with AWS Direct Connect, to gain all the cost and agility benefits of public cloud while meeting rigorous compliance and security standards, retaining control over data, and maintaining high-levels of application performance.
  • When located within an Equinix IBX data center, NetApp Private Storage for AWS enables sub-5ms response times on data traveling between the hosted NetApp array and AWS. Other data center providers claiming a “direct connection” to public cloud services use long-haul circuits for the connection, which introduces additional latency and impairs performance.
  • Companies can use NetApp Private Storage for AWS for a wide range of applications, such as disaster recovery, development and test, burst, tiered data back-up and recovery, big data analytics, and more.
  • NetApp Private Storage for AWS has been deployed and tested in Equinix data centers located in Silicon Valley and Ashburn, VA. Demo platforms will be made available for testing and validation by Equinix customers in Singapore, Silicon Valley, and Ashburn IBXs.


  • Jon Mellon, vice president and general manager, Americas Telco/Service Providers, NetApp:
    “Our partnership with Equinix puts NetApp in the perfect position to give businesses control over a highly flexible mix of on-premise and cloud resources. We believe this offering is truly a unique opportunity for enterprises to increase agility and reduce cost by using hybrid resources to optimize business outcomes.”
  • Melanie Posey, research vice president, Hosting and Managed Network Services, IDC:
    “NetApp Private Storage for AWS offers enterprises a ‘toe in the water’ approach to public cloud — leveraging its scalability and elasticity with the added benefit of maintaining control of and easy access to private storage. Secure private filers may also help mitigate barriers to enterprise cloud services adoption, particularly for organizations concerned about securing corporate data in the cloud. For companies concerned about cloud performance issues, this offering facilitates high security and low latency through the ability to physically connect enterprise infrastructure to public clouds in a secure data center environment, thus avoiding the potential threats of public Internet connectivity.”
  • Greg Adgate, general manager global alliances and partnerships, Equinix:
    “Equinix’s robust cloud ecosystem makes Platform Equinix an ideal place to combine NetApp Private Storage with AWS Direct Connect. By taking down the barriers of cloud service adoption, we believe the solution will help both cloud consumers and cloud service providers accelerate business and maximize revenue streams.”

Additional Information

About NetApp

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 31strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

Source: Equinix & NetApp Unveil NetApp Private Storage

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THN-Why i2Coalition is Going to Beijing

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm

(The Hosting News) – I will be traveling to Beijing to represent the i2Coalition at the next ICANN meeting on April 7 to 12.  This will be my second trip to an ICANN conference in the past five months and with it, advances several key goals:  support for technology that represents the core of our industry, integration into the global internet advocacy community and support for the multistakeholder process.  Each of these goals have been identified by our board as important.

ICANN is at a crucial time in its history.  There is significant controversy about the way it is run, governed, the role it plays in the Internet infrastructure, and the method is uses to administer top level domains.  The i2Coalition is made up of a broad range of Internet infrastructure companies.  Included within these are a number of registrars and registries.  In addition, domain names play a significant role the businesses of hosts, both in terms of new business opportunities, and the operations of their customers.

Decisions made at ICANN in the next several years have the potential to fundamentally alter the structure of the Internet.  For example, there is increasing demand from law enforcement for access to information maintained by registrars and registries, as well as some type of verification of this information.  Infrastructure companies have deep experience with the burdensome nature of these obligations.  Accordingly, we seek to have input into ICANN’s decision making process.

We have learned from our experience advocating in Congress that it is difficult to support our members without help from other aligned organizations.  While we are already working with organizations such as the European Internet Service Provider Association (EUROISPA) who have deep involvement at ICANN, we believe that there is significant opportunity for coalition building.  This coalition building will not only help us achieve our goals within ICANN, it will help us achieve them in other areas, including in the U.S. where these organizations are also active.

Support of the multistakeholder process is crucial to ensuring that the Internet remains the vibrant engine for economic progress and freedom.  As we saw with the attempt by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to begin to exert supranational governmental regulation over the Internet, the institutions that currently support the Internet are vulnerable to attack.  While ICANN is not the only multistakeholder organization supporting the Internet, it is the most important to the Internet infrastructure industry.  Showing that our organization, and members, are committed to ensuring the success and continued viability or ICANN demonstrates a commitment to the multistakeholder process in general.

The above was posted to the Internet Infrastructure Coalition’s blog at  For additional information contact Brian Walton (

Source: Why i2Coalition is Going to Beijing

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